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Can you name the GRE words based on the definitions given?

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typical or standard specimen; model
an illusion; originally, an imaginary fire-breathing monster
belligerent; warlike (hostile)
strength of spirit; courage
a situation that is difficult to get out of
excessively wasteful; recklessly extravagant
biting; severe (harsh)
stubborn; hardheaded (uncompromising)
to incite; to rouse (instigate)
capable of being set right; correctable
having sound judgment; perceptive (wise)
immunity from punishment or penalty
disparaging or descriptive word or phrase (slur)
loud; noisy; lacking restraint (raucous)
to cut off abruptly (shorten)
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an attitude or quality of belief that all people are motivated by selfishness
lazy; listless (lethargic)
to throw overboard (discard)
recklessly wasteful; extravagant (lavish)
fleeting; passing quickly; brief
to stun, baffle, or amaze
to delight or entertain (amuse)
about to happen (impending)
to grow to increase swiftly and abundantly
to increase in intensity, power, or prestige
flashy; gaudy
to illegally use or reproduce
causing laugher; laughable
pompous speech or expression
having no interest or concern; showing no bias or prejudice (disinterested)
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greatly emotional or zealous (ardent)
diametrically opposed; as in antithesis
one with an amateurish or superficial interest in the arts or a branch of knowledge
a court order requiring appearance and/or testimony
unfortunate; inappropriate
baffled; at a loss for what to say or do (bewildered)
deviation from the normal order, form, or rule; abnormality
marked with spots or blotches; impure (stained)
a rude or insensitive person
causing delay (dallying)
mysterious; obscure; difficult to understand
to provide support (reinforce)
culled from many sources (varied)
cautious reserve in speech; ability to make responsible decisions
out of place in terms of historical or chronological context

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